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Anna Maria van Schurman

Anna Maria van Schurman was a Dutch painter, engraver, poet, and scholar, who is best known for her exceptional learning and her defence of female education. She was a highly educated woman, who excelled in art, music, and literature, and became proficient in fourteen languages, including Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, Aramaic, and Ethiopic, as well as various contemporary European languages. She was the first woman to unofficially study at a Dutch... Read More

BornNovember 5, 1607
Cologne, Germany
DiedMay 4, 1678 (aged 70)
Wieuwerd, The Netherlands


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